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pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us
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get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions after his statement and we caught up with one spectator outside. >> we have had lots of witnesses here from the media and entertainment world and he didn't say anything disrespectful. >> some republicans have publicly said democrats were wrong for inviting the comedienne to speak about serious issues. others say he used humor to bring attention to things not talked about enough. i trust following my testimony both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people as you always do. >> funny guy there and we should tell you that chairman john conyers later said he was a fan of cobairs and if he didn't have campaign due back at home in the state of michigan, he would attend a
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rally that cobair plans to hold on the national mall in late october, and we have all the testimony and the laughs on a vigil is getting underway at this hour for a prince georges county woman struck and killed by a car and that victim was running for u.s. senate. maureen umeh has more. >> reporter: they want this vigil to be a celebration of her life. let me step out of the way and you can see how many people are gathering in the parking lot to honor her life, 30 years old and a force to be a lead in the county and state. taking the lead at the university of miami to run as a green party candidate for senate and look at the video. a tragic scene. her dreams cut short early sunday morning when she was hit by an suv while riding her bike on route 202. she was training for a triathalon and the mother was concerned about the length of -- in this this area. police say a suv hit her and failed to stop at the scene and
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later called to say she thought she hit a deer. the bike was still in the grill of the car. family and friends are gathering to honor her life and say she will be missed. >> we want people to feel her spirit. she's a fighter and we want people to come and celebrate her life and that is what she would have wanted. she doesn't want anyone to be sorrowful. she was a fighter and full of energy. as people assemble here this evening we want people to remember and celebrate her life. >> reporter: and back here live, you see family and friends setting up a take well her picture and some flowers and balloons. should tell you that the charges are still pending in this case and the driver is not charged with any sort of crime and police still investigating and we'll bring you the latest on fox 5 news at 10 and back to you. the news edge on virginia
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where an inmate pleaded guilty today and he admitted to shooting a deputy and stabbing another. despite the injuries, master deputy charles embree and deputy thomas like were able to subdue phillips. both survived and phillips faces up to 30 more years in prison. and court hearings for the suspected serial stabber are delayed in michigan. a defense lawyer has waved his right to have a speedy hearing and is faying a murder charge. five men were killed and 9 more seriously injured in the series of stabbings and is expected in acts in virginia and ohio. flames destroyed three hopes and damaged four more. a day later, investigators don't know what sparked the fire in monasses. thify marshal believes that the flames began on the back deck of the home in tillett loop and spread quickly and is not sure why. >> reporter: investigators say
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that it could take some tom before they have a grass opthis blaze. the fire marshal is reviewing audio and video from witnesses at the scene and investigators have a scientific methodology that they are following. firefighters say when they first arrived on the scene, one of the homes was engulfed in flames and the fire was quickly spreading to the properties on either side and the wind was helping it along. everyone got out alive and 24 hours, most fish, perished. the blaze began on the back deck of the homes and that is still undetermined and investigators ask for extra help from an arson dog, traind too sniff for accelerant and according to the fire chief, it's not out of the ordinary to find a structure engulfed in flames minutes after getting the call. >> it's not unusual as many will believe. it's not a matter of time it takes to arrive on the scene but the preburn, the amount of
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burning of a structure and that is before the call is dis3567ed. you need to take all the calls and totality and make a best estimate on whether or not it was an appropriate level of -- >> two home owners whose houses sustained some damage and mostly from the heat declined to comment and they never had any problem with water flow contrary to a report they were having some difficulties. brian in. more charges for the man the police nicknamed the burglar. police arrested the 30-year-old jeremy hall at his home in silver spring yesterday after should this showed a tip and that turned into a tip. that the is the picture, and shows the suspect breaking in and stealing a house on highland, maryland o the 14th and hall is facing charges in a second burglary and that happened in spencerville in august. and the developer of a controversial mosque near ground will be in the area next
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month. this is the building that he wants to turn into an islamic center and that is blocks from ground zero. he will speak at a fund raiser at a council in arlington on october 9th. the event is part of the organization's leadership conditions built as define ourselves faith and depending our -- defend ourselves rights. the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player sparking a daylong event and details on that coming up next. and three suspects take a bank teller hostage and strap a possible bomb to his chest. and two high school girls duking it out as a group of classmates gather around to cheer. how the video landed one of the mothers in jail. .
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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a coral gables, florida, bank standoff ends with a search for the robbers continues. the fbi agents say three bank robbers kidnapped the bank employee this morning and strapped a possible explosive to his chest and used him to steal money from a bank branch of a bank of america. he worked at the university of miami. the teller got away unharmed and suspects escaped. and the slaying of the university of virginia lacrosse player by her boyfriend prompted an event today on safety and campus prevention. the 22-year-old was found dead in her offcampus apartment. her ex-boyfriend who played lacrosse also is charged with the murder. today's event called day of dialogue toured a caring community and featured a series
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of discussions, a resource fair and public art project. the texas board of education adopted a resolution to curb the amount of influence that islam has in school textbooks. the resolution urges textbook publishers to limit what they print about islam in world history books. the committee members say they feel the need to fend off what they call a pro-islamic, anti- christian bias in the school system. the resolution is based and biased against islam and plan to fight it. a knockdown, drag-out fight between two high school girls posted on youtube and they're not facing charges yet. one of their mothers is. coming up in the news edge, find out why. and wine making is a growing year in maryland. there is something new they have to watch out for. it's called the stink bug. betty's becoming the stink bug reporter, isn't she? they are everywhere. we need a reporter assigned to it. and what about the heat? we need a break from it and
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rain. both in the forecast first, rich. luxury car maker bentley is recalling 820 cars worldwide. most of them here in the u.s. over fears the winged b hood ornaments could injury someone in the crash. the company said the spring mechanism under the hood ornament may not work properly and if it doesn't retract is, it could increase the risk of injuries to pedestrian.
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>> wine is flowing at wineries in our region. should be, right? time to pick the grapes. harvest time and the work is tougher this year and they, too, are battling a big old stink bug problem. >> these grapes are probably the best i have ever seen grapes. >> reporter: sweet juicy grapes in the warm maryland sun. >> interesting. >> reporter: they run leo nor wine cellars established in 1976. and when that were kids, the dad made wine in the basement and this year, they're battling something that dad never dealt why with. >> i said oh, my gosh, what is this? >> reporter: he would soon learn it's the brown stink bug. >> you have to open up the door and 15 fly in your house and that is bizarre. >> reporter: they're sneaking
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in doors and crawling in vents. >> i never worried about it. >> reporter: luckily the damage is minor, a few wrinkled, dried- up grapes. >> that is damage. absolutely. >> reporter: and eric is in charge of growing the grapes and anthony is in charge of making the wine and that means this year eric is under more measure -- more pressure than ever to make sure critics out here don't upped up in there. >> and -- don't end up in there. >> he wants me to get them out of the grape so they're not in the wine. >> reporter: it worked, they found a pesticide that is effective and expensive. worth it, though. >> and this is what that juice looks like. >> no stink bugs? >> no. >> now that most of the fruits are picked, you would think that they could relax about the stink bugs. eric's battling the bug on the home front with his kids. >> how do you explain to a 4- year-old it's only a bug. she's like i can't sleep in my
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room and that is oh, great, you know? >> i don't get sleep at night either. >> reporter: maybe a glass of wine will help with that sleeping. in maryland, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> and i ran over immediately to figure out where the case of wine was. >> i know. >> and that looks like they'll be fine. >> that will be great. >> and hot to be picking grapes. >> 99 degrees. >> yeah. >> and isn't that insane? it's not that humid and that feels like the southwest heat. it's wrong. we need a cooldown and rain and a soaking rain by the way, is now in the forecast and we have good news to tell you about. we broke records everywhere, needles to say, 99 at reagan national and dills, 97; bwi, 95 degrees and i want to run through the weather headlines,
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they're about records and today is the 65th day we're at or above 90 in 2010 and 67 is the record set and it's doable, although not in the next stretch of days. this is also been the warmest summer on record and second warmest spring on record and, of course, let's not forget about last winter and that is -- 2010 featured a lot of extremes for us and we're about to get relief in the temperature department and rain is on the way, too. 94 degrees right now. as we lose the sun, we're going to see them getting more reasonable and i wanted to show you the cooler air and enteral falls, 48 and cooler air is heading in our direction and that is going to be warm tomorrow and not as hot and
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lots of sunshine and that west wind. tomorrow night and sunday, we get some autumn-like air in here and at 8 in the morning, 74 and fun for the practice for the kids and noon, 83 and by 5:00, 87 degrees and now, i want to talk about the rain that is going to be coming. a couple of things have to happen. first of all, mostly clear out there and he's our frontal system and no how it's running out of shower and thunderstorm activity. a slight chance that we might see a shower with that tomorrow and not a good chance, though and you're saturday is mostly dry and that is showing one or two spotty showers around and this is coming on through and mostly dry. through the weekend, send at 6:00, we're still dry and seeing the rain to the south and here it is, beginning around the drive time on monday and this is going to be a really helpful soaker for us and that is a monday-tuesday
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rain and we're excited about that and that is provided by the cutoff area of low pressure and we knew it might impact our forecast for sunday and that looks like right now, the rain will primarily find off until late sunday and into monday and tuesday and that will be a wet weekend for the south and speaking of the south, temperaturewise, first of all, we'll focus on the weekend, 87 tomorrow; 75 for sunday and how nice is that going to be. i wanted to mention quickly our tropical storm matthew made landfall today and that is in northeasternic inia wagra and is expected to -- nicaragua and is expected to bring torrential rain to north america and that will be inland a few days and there were some indications it might effect the southeastern united states and that is erratic. the long-term forecast unsure and hope it will dissipate. we're sad to see that it's going to create a lot of problems for central america the next few days and need to watch the caribbean. it's hot and that looks like
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something else could form there and possibly threaten the east coast and that is remaining to be seen. hasn't happened or formed yet. the model guidance, though, showing us some nice temperatures for next week and that is opposite what we're going through. sunday, 74 and showers in the forecast on monday and tuesday and we need them. this is going to be like liquid gold. everyone is so dry. it's becoming critical for us to get rain now. >> thank you, sue. >> sure. and a fight between two high school girls posted on youtube and that landed one of the mothers in jail. it was shot in palmetto, florida. one of the girl's mothers can be seen in the video egging her daughter on, encouraging her to punch harder and ordering her not to stop. the 39-year-old is charged with child abuse. the sheriff's deputies say some of the students involve could face disciplinary action. and caught on tape, a small plane crash.
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watch it burst into flames in an air show in indonesia. the crash was seen by hundreds of school children at the show. the pilot, the only person on board the single-engine aircraft was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. the redskins hit the road. will the starting left tackle be on the field to protect mcnabb? lindsay murphy has the latest in your sports edge.
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>> good evening, from watkinsville high school. i'm lindsay murphy n. five minutes, we'll kick off our
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game-of-the-week between watkins mill and clarksburg. in nfl news, the 1-1 redskins hit the road and they will play the 0-2 ramos sunday and mike shanahan will not say whether hainesworth will be active for the game or not and other players questionable, chris horton and armstrong and williams. they will be gametime decisions and speaking of trent williams, there is -- on that and after suffering a knee contusion and brain in last sunday's loss to the texans. if williams is unable to g the coach is confuddent in his backup's ability. >> we got a good situation. had jamal play the left side and is a player to the left side and the right side. and that is a big advantage for us if trent's not able to go
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and hopefully it will be. >> that is a great opportunity. another chance to go out there and show that i can play both sides and i have to continue to play hard and show them that i can do that. and -- >> the rams are 1-17 with no wins in the last 9 home games and they lost to the skins last year and have the number one pick, sam bradford and they know there is no reason to take them lightly. >> and like i said, so, and i try not -- my opponent's ability and that is about us, what we can create and do. >> we know we play a good game and most teams do and you dean get caught up in the records in the nfl week in, week out and that is how you play. >> reporter: the teapies are
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playing a team, also, playing hosts to florida international and including a 28-0 third quarter deficit. this is a game the terps need to win to get back on track. >> this is a very, very important game in our schedule. and i think it's important for us to re-establish some momentum and to really focus and whatever we have to do to win the football game. >> and a couple of notes, they signed contract extensions with the wizards. they're waiting on us. highlight at 10, brian? >> see you then. have a fantastic night. hope to see you at well. .
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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